Starbucks begins to release Limited Quantities of Unicorn Frappuccino

The Unicorn Frappuccino is here

"I understand", I say, hoping I will survive the upcoming taste onslaught of Starbucks' limited-time Unicorn Frappuccino.

The drink is now only available in the United States, Canada and Mexico until April 23rd.

The pink and blue layered drink is topped off with a vanilla whipped cream and a a sprinkle of the pink and blue powders.

According to the company's website, the drink's "magical flavors start off sweet and fruity, transforming to pleasantly sour".

The purple and blue concoction is a mix of mango-flavoured syrup blended with crème and ribbons of sour blue sauce (I was told it's raspberry and blueberry flavoured). In fact, you could, perhaps, think of crème as a deluxe version of cream, a sensible ingredient in a drink fit for a unicorn.

The pretty pink, blue and purple drink tastes the way I believe a unicorn would taste. Even if the tangy and sweet flavor isn't for you, it will be the flawless addition to your Instagram feed. So, it's puzzling that Starbucks, a brand with a generally fantastic social media aesthetic, didn't just trust the beverage to be Instagrammable in its own right, without tweaking what the drink actually looks like.

I feel cavities forming just looking at it.

Don't expect to enjoy this fantastical drink guilt-free though, a tall Unicorn Frappuccino will run you 280 calories, 11 grams of fat and 39 grams of sugar.

Do you now understand why people are freaking out over the Unicorn Frappuccino, which debuts Wednesday? I asked Jason, the barista, when I got to the front of the line, much to the distress of the guy behind me in line-he wanted his caffeine fix ASAP.

So should you order the Unicorn Frappuccino?

I was curious whether there really is a widespread "internet craze" concerning edible unicorns, so I asked Amanda Brennan, a wonderful person who has an actual library science degree in memes, about the trend.

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